Knowledge mobilization webinar series

Friday, February 28, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST (GMT -05:00)

February 28, 2-3pm EST

Knowledge Mobilization Skills for your Career:
Professional development opportunities from the perspective of knowledge brokers

In this webinar you will hear from a number of professionals on different career paths who play the role of “knowledge broker” to facilitate the connection of relationships and flow of information into impact spaces. They will share stories about how their KM skills have helped them in their career, what their day-to-day looks like and share tips and strategies for making change. This will be an opportunity to learn about the types of soft skills that employers are looking for and what you can do now to develop your experiences to ensure your career promotes impactful change.

About the Panelists:

Elizabeth Shantz, Knowledge Mobilization Specialist

Food for Thought CFREF Program at the University of Guelph

As Knowledge Mobilization Manager in the Research Innovation Office at University of Guelph, Elizabeth facilitates the two-way exchange of information between researchers and end users in the agri-food sector. She focuses on developing and implementing effective knowledge mobilization strategies, facilitating strong partnerships, clearly communicating knowledge, and demonstrating the impact of research.

Lois Corbett, Executive Director

Conservation Council of New Brunswick

Lois has over 30 years of experience working on environmental policy including as a Senior Policy Advisor to three Ministers of the Environment in Ontario since 2003. In previous positions, she established her own consulting practice and acted as the Executive Director at the Toronto Environmental Alliance where she helped Toronto City Council adopt its progressive Smog Action Plan, ban the use of cosmetic pesticides, develop its Climate Change Action plan and its waste diversion plan. 

Travis Sztainert, Knowledge Broker

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO)

Dr. Travis Sztainert is a Knowledge Broker at GREO, a not-for-profit, intermediary Knowledge Translation and Exchange (KTE) organization. In his current role, Travis uses his knowledge and experience to provide research expertise and KTE advice to diverse stakeholder groups. He also develops syntheses of knowledge evidence, literature, tools, and other resources for GREO. Travis has co-developed and instructs the Knowledge Mobilization Certificate offered through the University of Guelph's Community Engaged Scholarship Institute.

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